After initiating its presence in Charleston, South Carolina in early 2018, Diehl Aviation has now expanded its range of services at the site.
The expansion sees Diehl Aviation warehousing and kitting for its cabin lighting products from Diehl Aerospace, supporting the delivery process of these shipsets from manufacturing sites in Germany to Boeing’s Interiors Responsibility Center (IRC) at the OEM’s site in Charleston.
This new package in Charleston is complementing the same service that Diehl is offering out of its facility in the Seattle area to the Boeing IRC in Everett, Washington (USA), since February 2011. It includes warehousing in a dedicated stock location and kitting according to requirements as specified by Boeing, as well as just-in-time deliveries and on-site-support (OSS) at its site in close proximity to Boeing’s IRC and final assembly line facilities in Charleston.
In 2018, Diehl marked the launch of its OSS in Charleston, with a ceremony in the presence of Boeing representatives. The company is supplying Boeing with cabin interiors lighting products for most commercial aircraft programs, as well as cabin lining packages and supporting sub-structures for the 787-10 Dreamliner.
The upgrade in the services range offered out of Charleston is enhancing Diehl’s global industrial footprint, particularly in North America: A Customer Support Center (CSC) in Sterrett, Alabama has served customers’ needs in the Americas since 1987, in addition to other CSCs in Toulouse, France and Singapore for the rest of the world.
A representation in Everett near Seattle, Washington is covering both a commercial liaison office and OSS services. Diehl’s OSS organization for the Americas also covers offices close to customers’ final assembly lines in Mobile, Alabama (USA), and Montreal (Canada).
Diehl Aviation is a division of Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG and combines all aviation activities of Diehl Group under one roof. In the aviation industry, Diehl Aviation – including Diehl Aerospace (a joint venture with Thales) – is a leading system supplier of aircraft system and cabin solutions. Diehl Aviation currently has around 6,000 employees. Its clients include leading aircraft manufacturers Airbus (both airplanes and helicopters), Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer, as well as airlines and operators of commercial and business aircraft.